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37-year-old River Falls man is charged with molesting a 9-year-old girl

A 37-year-old River Falls man is accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl.

Yasser Elgez is jailed under a $10,000 cash bond.

He's due back in Pierce County Circuit Court Oct. 15, when a judge will decide if there's enough evidence to try him on two counts of first-degree child sex assault.

The girl told police Elgez had her lie down on his bed, and he then molested her. She said it happened sometime this summer at his home.

According to police, the girl's mother flagged down an officer on Sept. 29 to report the incident.

The girl apparently told her best friend about it and she told her mother, who told the victim's mother.